Wagga in Nigeria

The Wagga have only been reported in Nigeria
Population
134,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Waja people live on mountains and plains near the Gongola River Basin. They are mostly farmers producing peanuts, cotton, sorghum, millet, cowpeas, cassava, beans, onions and tobacco. Some keep cattle, goats, sheep, horses and donkeys. Others are skilled weavers and dyers of cotton cloth. The discovery of limestone deposits led to building a cement factory nearby creating another income source for them.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The traditional African Religion has become less dominant in recent years. When the "Jesus" film was shown to the Waja people they were shocked to hear their language coming from the screen! The film gave the Waja speakers a taste of Scripture in their mother tongue. Now they are eager for the rest of the Bible.

Believers are using the Gospel of Luke and other Scripture portions they now have in their language to share the message. They are determined to make more of God's Word available. This will be used not only in the churches for services, but to address social issues like materialism, substance abuse and health concerns like HIV/AIDs.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Wagga
People Name in Country Wagga
Population in Nigeria 134,000
World Population 134,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Wuya
People ID 15829
ROP3 Code 110632
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gombe state: Balanga, Akko, and Yamaltu Deba LGAs; Adamawa state: northern Michika LGA; Borno state: Gwoza LGA; Taraba state: Bali LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 12  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gombe state: Balanga, Akko, and Yamaltu Deba LGAs; Adamawa state: northern Michika LGA; Borno state: Gwoza LGA; Taraba state: Bali LGA..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Waja (134,000 speakers)
Language Code wja   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Waja
Primary Language Waja (134,000 speakers)
Language Code wja   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Waja

Primary Language:  Waja

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1926–2012)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Waja
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.50 %)
12.50 %
Ethnic Religions
67.50 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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